I want to know: is $15.00 "cheap" enough, or not, please
Posted by coolz 10 years ago
Hi , i found a really cheap android smartphone here ... but im not sure is scam or not. http://www.funbookes.com/mysaga-c3-android-4-2-dual-core-smartphone-4-0-inch-wvga-capacitive-screen-wifi-gps-bluetooth-black-white.html Anybody here know about this brand or this phone?
Posted by docrivers 4 years ago
I was reading another post from last year and got the idea to go to walmart and check it out. Sure enough I found LED's on sale (after christmas sale). I figured I would have to buy strings of them, but they had the replacement LED's on sale at 37 cents for a 4 pack. After tax it comes out to just under 10 cents each, which isnt as cheap as you can buy them from online suppliers, but its a lot less expensive than paying radio shack 80-1.25 cents apiece! I got a bunch of white and colored (Red, Blue, Yellow, Green). I think I bought around 60 packages of them (240 LEDS). I'm going to go back tomorrow and see if they will give me even more of a discount if I buy them all! They are easy to remove, just unbend the leads and pull them out! Now I have to figure out what the voltage and amperage is, since it doesnt list it on the packs.
Posted by pennsteve 8 years ago
I want to build a good, cheap light table but all I'm finding on the web are instructions to build a light box. Light boxes are for taking pictures of objects. I don't want to take pictures. Light tables are for tracing stuff from an already existing image. Anybody can take a picture. I'm an artist/designer and I design and build stuff from random images. Does anyone out there know how to build a LIGHT TABLE? Gyrine 77
Posted by Gyrine 77 10 years ago
I think that this site should have a lot more cheap and easy DIY projects...While i think all the projects are great, like the CNC machines and advanced electronics, i really think that we need to have a lot more simplified and easier instructables that are featured that people don't have to go out and buy a 100$ CNC machine for. I'm not saying that the site doesn't have easy ones, just less of them are featured than harder more complex ones. Just my two cents, please don't hate.
Posted by bobert610 6 years ago
Evil Mad Scientist has just released Diavolino, a low cost option for those who like to do arduino development, take a look: "Diavolino ("little devil") is a low-cost, easy to build Arduino-compatible development board. Diavolino has the form factor of an Arduino Duemilanove or Arduino Pro, but with nicely rounded corners and a striking appearance. It's a low-profile through-hole version, with a simplified design. It's based on a ATmega328P microcontroller, and comes pre-flashed with the Arduino bootloader. Open source design, with bare basics hardware." You can buy them here
Posted by frenzy 8 years ago
Please, send me links to cheap jewelry webshops!!!!! I love making jewelry :) but i just don't know any cheap webshops:( A real shop is also fine, but they must be also located in the Netherlands or in Belgium please, help me
Posted by emilyvanleemput 6 years ago
I just recently joined Instructables, and I'm looking for cheap (not necessarily simple) projects that involve mechanics or making anything out of easily found materials. Something like LostRite's hidden blade or this Mechanical Hand. I'm in high school and don't yet have a job, so many of the projects i find are out of my budget. Thanks for any of your suggestions!
Posted by StayingClassy 5 years ago
Hello, I have been searching for a dvd rack storage system but all the nice wooden ones are in the range of Â£80 for the number of DVDs that I have (about 500). Could someone please tell me how I can make my own stylish one or where I can find something stylish buy cheap that is currently on the market? Thank you!
Posted by ShaunHill 10 years ago
I am looking for a cheap material for my projects that durable, strong, and with a nice texture. However, I cannot really find one. I thought about wood, but whenever I tried to sand/smooth it out, it never turn out right. I though about plastic (as in 3D printing), but I can't really afford a printer with my budget and since I am bound to make mistakes, I don't think 3D printing services would be good either. What would be a good material to use that is cheap, durable, and has premium feel to it?
Posted by Brinith 5 years ago
This question was inspired by 2 post: How to Get a Free Yacht, How to Revive an Old Motorcycle: Save Money on Gas/Fuel! Cheap Ride!, a question Ever Saved a Motorcycle from the Scrap Heap?, and oh yea the economy.I live in a rural area, don't know anyone with a motorcycle, and my finances (and other people's) could be helped with a free or cheap motorcycle. How did you get your free or cheap motorcycle? If you paid for it how did you calculate how much to offer? Did you have any problems getting it registered? Any other advice you think we should have on this topic? Thank-you for your help
Posted by Jonque 9 years ago
I've been interested in robots for a while,but I can never seem to find any robots that are cheap, or easy to build on a small budget. If anyone knows of any(especially on this site)bots that I or other beginner builders could make.
Posted by INVADER SCOOGE 9 years ago
Hello all, The plastik-ish thing that covers my parquet floor is peeling off. Is there a cheap and easy way to repair that? It doesn't have to be perfect, it just needs to look decent. Some spray perhaps? Something safe for a baby too. Some liquid that you apply with a mop? I've been "googling" but of course all that comes up is advertisement and PR. Even the DIY advices are like "you need to sand and you need to rent this machine ..." Simpler is better. Thanks! J.
Posted by jbar 10 years ago
Help me i hv a cheap mp3 player which is not charging now...and i cant find its battery replacement in market... so i am thinking of attaching a mobile's battery(nokia bl-5b which i hv 3 in spare) to the mp3 player as power source ... my question is will it work since both battery gives output of 3.7v ??? and will it give longer playing time my... mp3 player was previously giving me roughly 1 hour of play time with that tiny 3.7v battery... ???
Posted by D3zire 5 years ago
I use Light Emitting Diodes for nearly every project I make. I have been looking as my receipts for the last six months at Radioshack, and found that I've purchased over 400 LEDs, and I have none remaining. I obviously go through them quite quick. Therefore, I am looking for a reliable website that sells LEDs in bulk for cheap. It is, quite obviously, expensive to buy 20 packs of LEDs from Radioshack (I've spent nearly $100), so I'd like to buy in bulk (which usually results in lower prices). Thanks in advance!
Posted by freethetech 7 years ago
Ok, first off, this isn't SPAM - I'm not advertising, just trying to figure something out about this company.Zenni OpticalThey sell glasses starting from $8! Glasses from a local glasses retailer cost around $120, at least! How can they afford to go down that low, compared to other stores? Is it their method of production, like they use different, cheaper materials? I've order 2 pairs off of their site, one regular, one sunglasses. I'll be awaiting the results. Still, it's crazy how low they can go, or how overpriced local stores are.
Posted by Bran 10 years ago
Hey everybody, I've been looking for a good source for cheap LEDs for a project I'm working on. I want to replace 14 different 60W halogen bulbs with home-built LED lights. The reason for home-built is that the halogens burn out like crazy, but the light fixture looks nice, and isn't going to be replaced. The halogens put out an estimated 500-700 lumens (from the google research I did)So.... I'm looking for the best deal for white leds per lumen. the best deal I've found so far is:http://www.phenoptix.co.uk/Ultra_Bright_White_SUPERFLUX_LEDs_3000mcd_p/whi-flux-3000.htmat .021cents/lumen from the brightness calculator http://led.linear1.org/lumen.wizbut considering the quantity I want.... there's not even enough room to fit those LEDs on the fixture (due to the large case size)or if I buy 1000 of them (about the quantity I'm looking for) I'd be getting a slightly better deal, but still coming in at $120, not to mention they still don't fit. The physical space for the leds is a cylinder with a diameter of about 30mm and a height of about 70mm. Any Ideas/suggestions for cheap white LEDs?Thanks!-Zaen
Posted by Zaen 9 years ago
I'm looking for a cheap arduino clone. I've been looking at uduino, but it looks a lot different then all the other arduino clones. It has next to no components, and I'm not sure if its good for me as I have almost no programming skills ( I programmed a bit for my psp). What's the cheapest? So far the cheapest I found is boarduino for 15 dollars and a programming cable for 20 dollars. If someone can explain uduino a bit better I might try that
Posted by guyfrom7up 10 years ago
My little sister bought the worst/cheapest book case from target. its flimsy the bottom piece was warped, and i had to replace one of the piece of crap plastic pieces that hold the thing together with wood glue, a drill, and a long screw (this piece in fact ended up swaying back and forth less than the rest of the book case) so what I'm interest ed in is ways to reinforce and boost up the quality of the book cases and $30 furniture for as cheap as possible. any one got any thing?
Posted by clasic_traveller_diehard 10 years ago
I am looking to create a local text only chatroom as a gallery installation for a sculpture class. In the most basic terms I want 4 text output displays and 4 text inputs to be connected through a cheap computer allowing people to carry on a simple conversation locally. As this makes absolutely no sense and has no practical applications it is difficult to find similar projects. Oh and because it just seemed too easy to wire some laptops together I am trying to do this for around 100$ There are Three basic problems I need to solve: Output: So far my best idea is to use a monochrome lcd such as this: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10168 and soup up/ replace the back-light and create and old school overhead projector. Input: burner cell phone keyboards? cheap keyboards from goodwill? Alternatives? Make them work together: some unholy union of breadboards arduino and raspberry pi So basically this is barely possible if at all, and I am amateur at best in the hardware department (although I have a CS degree in a couple months) Any help from the seasoned veterans of this community would be greatly appreciated. (and I mean anything like if you have a favorite cheap keyboard or lcd that would be an immense help)
Posted by mallen26 5 years ago
I have put my knex up for sale on Ebay because I no longer use it. It is very good condition as I have sorted it over the period of about 4 days. I have taken great care to remove all broken/non-Knex pieces from it. It also comes from a non smoking home. There is enough knex there to build I_Am_Canadian's Heavy Cannon V1 as I have done so before. It was awesome. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/30KG-used-Knex-Sorted-Good-Condition-20000-Pieces-/220932399309?pt=UK_Construction_Toys_Kits&hash;=item337098e0cd#ht_500wt_1413
Posted by Millawi Legend 6 years ago
Hello everyone I am presently building a Machine Age Satallite for our Rocket Room exhibit. I want to put at least ten different sound files into it as an added feature. I have several files on a compact flash card--Morse Code, space sounds, etc.. What I would like is a simple programmable player that I can loop and will start playing when the power in the room comes on in the morning. The satallite will be mounted up high so a remote to change the file playing would be nice. I have found kits online that cost about 80 dollars. The price is not to bad but I wanted to know if there was a more clever way of accomplishing this. Thank You Parker
Posted by Montrose 7 years ago
Please, send me weblinks to cheap webshops for jewelry. I really love making my own jewelry but I can't find any cheap stores. By sending the links, you actually support me in making more jewelry instructables :) An example of a necklace I have made: https://www.instructables.com/id/mulicoloured-pendant/
Posted by emilyvanleemput 6 years ago
That is the question. It will look something like the one pictured, and will be a combination of this, this, this, this, and many months of research. It will be cheap, under $300 easily. I want to know if I should do an 'Ible before I make it so I can take pictures. What do you think?
Posted by snowpenguin 9 years ago
I have made a cheap setup that attaches to your instruments bell and provides a clearer sound then a mic mounted on a desk. Oh did I mention it cost me about $2.00- $2.50? Please let me know if anyone is interested in an Instructable on this?
Posted by LinemenOwn 9 years ago
I am looking for some good cheap electronic web sites to buy parts. thanks
Posted by fish88 10 years ago
Are there any decent, really inexpensive equipment of: metal/cnc lathes cnc mills by cheap i mean under 300 dollars each, even cheaper is better! they don't have to be really expensive, actually for the mill, I'm only looking for something that can mill like 4"x4"x2" or something like that. And for the lathe I'm looking for something that can mill like 3 inches in diameter and a foot long. Thanks!
Posted by guyfrom7up 9 years ago
Hey, I was doing a quick search on ebay and found this. Its cheap el wire. The best part is its orange,(Clemson Stuff). Its about 10 bucks including shipping. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&Item;=110416611409&Category;=71537&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26its%3DI%26otn%3D1 Is there any problem with this stuff.
Posted by imthatguy1125 8 years ago